Elsbeth Böniger, Christian Indermühle


The preoccupation with beauty and sensually attractive things has been again and again the starting point of Elsbeth Boenigers works. Paintings, sculpture in combination with painting, installations –they all exist equally next to each other. She’s a passionate collector and assembles different materials, from which she draws her inspiration, her ideas. Surfaces occupy a particularly central position in Boenigers work. They always cause amazement. The mirror surfaces reflecting the environment are as fascinating as the indefinable texture of several applied layers. The works oscillate between absolutely planned perfection and incidentally found results of broad research. Her works all have a very strong haptic component in common. One would like to touch, to palm. The structures force themselves upon us through the chosen materials, such as mesh, unevenness, varnish, rubber or cement, and are woven into an entity of format and technique.

Christian Indermuehle shows new, large-scale photographs, which evolved from his extensive travels. Lost in reverie, landscapes or architectural shots reveal an exhilarating beauty. Recently he baffled with night photographs from the Alps, in which only the diffuse moonlight illuminated the snowy mountainsides. This year he shows three so far never presented blocks of works: jungle shots, industrial photographs and detached mountain-scapes and seascapes. All these pictures bring new aesthetics into his work. He always seeks out mysterious places and captures special light moments with his large-format camera. The pictures sort of become archetypes, colossal, dateless documents of nature or culture. He is interested in different forms of „Becoming“ and „Decay“ – this can be seen impressively in the shown works.


Christian Indermühle, Packard / Chevrolet Factory Detroit, 2008, Print 2011, C-Print auf Fotopapier hinter Plexiglas, gerahmt, 114 x 142,5 cm, Unikat
Christian Indermühle, Packard / Chevrolet Factory Detroit, 2008, Print 2011, C-Print auf Fotopapier hinter Plexiglas, gerahmt, 114 x 142,5 cm, Unikat

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Dong / Steinemann 2020
Christian Indermühle 2020
Peter Wüthrich - Literary Ghost 2020
Dominik Stauch - Painkillers 2019
Xerxes Ach - Secret Colors 2019
Peter Soriano Snowmelt 2019
Elsbeth Böniger - Prozesse 2004-2019
Filip Haag - Malerei und Zeichnung 2019
Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Martin Kasper
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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